Agri Tourism Event

Agri Tourism Event
  • Community
  • Lunch
  • Presentation
  • Professional Development
  • Free
18th Sep 2020 (all day)
Karoonda Clubrooms
Karoonda Highway
Karoonda SA 5307

Bookings are essential, please be sure to book by 14 September 2020

Do you have an idea brewing in your mind on how you could restore that old stone house on the back of your farm or how you could turn your little patch of paradise into a place for people to visit and stay?

Agri Tourism has so many opportunities and some are very achievable out here in the Mallee.

We have been lucky to secure some guest speakers who have successfully made a tourism business from their properties. Along with industry experts to share details on marketing and the tourism industry.

Presentations to be delivered:

Regional Development Australia

Julie Bates, Tourism Development Manager - Murray River, Lakes & Coorong

  • What is regional tourism
  • Murray River, Lakes & Coorong Tourism Alliance explained
  • How does Karoonda East Murray fit into regional tourism
  • How we can help you

South Australian Tourism Commission

Mark Phelps, Business Manager, Product Development, Destination Development

  • SA Tourism Commission explained
  • Marketing activities


to be presented :

Redwing Farm

Presented by Caroline Phillips on behalf of Nicola & Damien of Redwing Farm

Redwing Farm was bought by Farmer Damien's family in 1998, and at this time the homestead and yard area were in a state of disrepair. However Farmer Damien found himself a wife and in 2006 they moved into the run-down property and began extensive renovations. Once the project started, and they got the DIY bug, it evolved into renovating everything in sight! As the homestead and gardens sprang into life, they realised how lucky they were to have fallen on this place. fell in love with the property and wanted to share it with all of those people keen to get out into the country and experience a working farm - whether it was to have a quiet break or as a base for experiencing all the region has to offer. They used their experience in renovating and background in tourism to restore Redwing Farm. read more

Skytrek Willow Springs Station

Michelle Reynolds

Willow Springs Station is a typical sheep station of approx 70,000 acres or 283sq km that offers visitors true bush hospitality and quiet secluded settings. The picturesque setting neighbours the Flinders Ranges National Park and is central to all popular features and destinations in the region.

In 1985 Carmel & Brendan joined Brendan's parents in a partnership to obtain Willow Springs and took the first step in diversifying into the tourist industry, by developing the Shearer's Quarters as an alternative accommodation facility in the Flinders Ranges.

With sheep and cattle still a major part of everyday living on Willow Springs, Willow Springs has transformed into a popular tourist destination. In 1995 the 60km Skytrek 4WD tour was constructed. In 2012 the route was changed and now stays exclusively on Willow Springs Station. read more

Big Bend By Night

Mardi LeBrun

Big Bend by Night is a family run tourism business based at their farm near Swan Reach, SA.

Dwarfed by the Big Bend cliffs on the banks of the Murray River their farm abounds in native animals and you can see Wombats, Kangaroos, Bats, Owls and some ferals on their unique nocturnal tours. read more

Be sure to ask these guys about their shearing show!

To be a part of this event please BOOK HERE

This event is a Drought Support and Resilience Program initiative provided by the District Council of Karoonda East Murray with funding assistance from the Federal Government's 'Drought Communities Program'.

Agri Tourism Event
For more information on this event, please contact:
Tammy O'Malley
Drought Support & Resilience Coordinator
District Council of Karoonda East Murray